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senior investigative correspondent, lisa myers. >> reporter: today they were nagging worry among nuclear safety experts about what could happen if the fire engulfed the lab. the facility remains shrouded in secrecy and contains some of the most dangerous materials on earth. tons of plutonium and uranium as well as radioactive nuclear waste. >> it could be enormously serious. >> reporter: pete stockton, a former energy department official said the public should be concerned but not alarmed. one potential problem, an area known as pf 4, where six metric tons of plutonium are stored in a hardened concrete building. would it withstand a ferocious fire? >> if it burned and sent the radiation off site it could be very damaging to the people in the surrounding areas. >> reporter: an even bigger worry, area g, where 10,000 drums of radioactive waste are stored above ground, under a plastic dome. the worst case scenario, according to some activists -- >> my fear is that these drums of plutonium-contaminated waste could be breached in the event of a fire and release airborne plutonium. >> reporter
his affair. but even some furious with edwards are scratching their heads over the charges. nbc's lisa myers tonight with the very latest from north carolina. >> reporter: edwards spent the day out of sight with his children at the family estate. a friend of his wife, elizabeth, who died six months ago of breast cancer, told nbc that despite john's betrayal nobody wanted him to face criminal charges. she said elizabeth's friends worry about the impact on the children. emma, clair, and jack. and hope the case never comes to trial. the charges center on almost a million dollars secretly provided by two wealthy donors and used to keep edwards' mistress, rielle hunter, and later their child hidden away in lavish homes and on private jets while he ran for president. the government argues that even though the payments did not go to edwards' campaign they amounted to unlawful campaign contributions, meant to keep his candidacy viable. edwards' lawyers say the money was a gift from friends to help hide the affair from elizabeth. the indictment has triggered unusual criticism of the justice dep
's lisa myers has the story. >> reporter: in the state which launched john edwards' once promising political career, banner headlines today and condemnation. >> in public opinion, he's lost. and i think rightfully so because what he did was wrong. >> he doesn't seem to comprehend right from wrong. >> reporter: edwards spent the day out of sight with his children at the family estate. a friend of his wife elizabeth, who died six months ago of breast cancer, told nbc that despite john's betrayal, nobody wanted him to face criminal charges. she said elizabeth's friends worry about the impact on the children. emma claire and jack. and hope the case never comes to trial. the charges center on almost $1 million secretly provided by two wealthy donors and used to keep edwards' mistress rielle hunter and later their child, hidden away in lavish homes and on private jets. while he ran for president. the government argues that even though the payments did not go to edwards' campaign, they amounted to unlawful campaign contributions. meant to keep his candidacy viable. edwards' lawyers say th
cancer. edwards said he will go to trial with this in july. we begin with lisa myers. >> good evening, brian. this is a sordid story of deception and betrayal. even if some of the facts prove true, there's controversy over whether it amounts to a federal cry. >> here he comes. >> reporter: with his daughter kate by his side, he took responsibility for doing wrong, but not for breaking the law. >> i take full responsibility for having done wrong, and i will regret for the re of my life, the pain and the harm i have caused the others. but i did not break the law. and i never, ever thought i was breaking the law. >> reporter: at issue, almost a million dollars provided by two wealthy donors. one 100-year-old heiress, and edward's campaign finance chair. it was used to hide his mistress, rielle hunter, and later, their child while he ran for president. the six-page indictment said it contained unlawful campaign contributions and accused edwards of covering them up. saying he knew if the affair became public, pcould undermine his image as a family man. prosecutors cite a note from melon af
he'll go to trial with this in july. we begin with lisa myers. >> good evening, brian. this is a sordid story of deception and betrayal. even if most of the facts prove true, there already is controversy whether it all amounts to a federal crime. >> here he comes. >> reporter: with his daughter kate by his side, john edwards took responsibility for doing wrong, but not for breaking the law. >> i take full responsibility for having done wrong, and i will regret for the rest of my life, the pain and the harm i caused to others. but i did not break the law. and i never, ever thought i was breaking the law. >> reporter: at issue, almost a million dollars provided by two wealthy donors. now 100-year-old heiress rachel bunny mellon, and fred baron. the money was used to hide edwards' mistress, rielle hunter, and later their child, while he ran for president. the six count indictment said it payment contributed to unlawful campaign contributions, and convicted edwfrdz of trying to solicit them and cover them up. as proof the money was intended to help the campaign, prosecutor
to cover up an extramarital affair. >> nbc's senior investigative correspondent lisa myers is live for us in raleigh, north carolina, and lisa, there was a last-minute plea offering that was rejected, correct? >> reporter: correct. as of earlier this morning, john edwards we're told had rejected the government's latest plea agreement, so unless we get some last-minute miracle, sources close to the case say edwards expects to be indicted later today on criminal charges having to do with his affair with rielle hunter. the key to the case really has to do with the million dollars that was spent provided by wealthy supporters to help cover up the affair while john edwards was running for president, even though the money did not go to edwards' campaign. prosecutors argue that they w e weretawere t tantamount to illegal campaign contributions. >> i know edwards' lawyers think the government has gone too far, that this is an extremely expansive reading of the campaign finance laws? >> reporter: you're absolutely right. they say, look, this is a matter that belongs before the federal elections c
myers is in raleigh, north carolina with the latest. lisa, good morning. >>> good morning, lester. as you might expect, this case is generating banner headlines here in north carolina. it's -- it's a sordid story of deception and betrayal but even if most of the facts of the indictment prove true, there already is controversy about whether all of this amounts to a federal crime. >> there it comes. >> with his daughter kate by his side, john edwards took responsibility for doing wrong, but not for breaking the law. >> i take full responsibility for having done wrong. and i will regret for the rest of my life the pain and the harm that i caused. but i did not break the law and i never ever thought i was breaking the law. >> at issue, almost $1 million provided by two wealthy donors, now 100-year-old heiress, rachel "bunny" mellon and fred barron. according to the government, the money was used to hide edwards' mistress, rielle hunter, and later, their child, while he ran for president. the six-count indictment alleges the payments constituted unlawful campaign contributions and accu
myers joins us from washington with more on that. hi, lisa. >> hey, richard. usually when a disgraced politician gets indicted there is widespread applause. but not this time. even some who find edwards' behavior despicable question the strength of this case. john edwards faced a media throng reminiscent of the high point of his political career. but this time he just had been charged with six felonies, booked and fingerprinted. >> i did not break the law. >> reporter: edwards spent the weekend out of sight, at his estate, focused, the spokesman said, on getting daughter emma claire ready for camp. a friend of edwards' late wife elizabeth told nbc that despite john's betrayal, nobody wanted him to face criminal charges. they worry about the couple's young children, jack and emma claire. local reaction is less forgiving. >> i have no trust in someone that continually lies. >> john edwards has become a rather pathetic figure. >> reporter: edwards is charged with soliciting and covering up almost a million dollars, provided by two wealthy donors, and used to keep hunter and later their c
at the government for bringing this case to trial. nbc senior investigative correspondent lisa myers has more. >> reporter: in the state which launched john edwards' once promising political career, banner headlines and condemnation. >> in public opinion, he's lost, and i think rightfully so because what he did did was wrong. >> he doesn't seem to comprehend right from wrong. >> reporter: edwards spent the day out of sight with his children at the family estate. a friend of his wife, elizabeth, who died six months ago of breast cancer, told nbc that despite john's betrayal, nobody wanted him to face criminal charges. she said elizabeth's friends worry about the impact on the children. emma claire and jack. and hope the case never comes to trial t. centers on almost a million dollars secretly provided by two wealthy donors and use odd to keep edwards' mistress, rielle hunter, and later their child, hidden away in lavish homes and on private jets while he ran for president. the government argues that even thoep the payments did not go to edwards' campaign, they amounted to unlawful campaign con
to hide his mistress, rielle hunter during his 2008 presidential run. we have more from lisa myers in raleigh, north carolina. another good morning to you. edwards saying "i plead innocents, i'm not guilty of these charges," what else is he saying? >> reporter: essentially, he's saying, alex, look, i may have been a louis, i may have been a creep -- a louse, i may have been a creep, but this wasn't going on. when you talk to independent experts, they say this case is by no means a slam-dunk for the government. this is the first time the campaign finance laws have been used to charge a crime. the money that was spent was spent outside the campaign organization. what the government is alleging is that these -- this money was tantamount to campaign contributions, and because it was well in excess of limits of what any individual can contribute to a campaign, they were, in fact, illegal. but there have already been some experts from the federal elections commission which is in charge of regulating campaigns, who have said, look, if we saw this happening, we would not consider it a viol
investigative correspondent lisa myers is live for us in raleigh, north carolina, with a good saturday morning to you. what is edwards saying about these charges against him. >> reporter: well, good morning, alex. edwards said he's not guilty and he did not break the law and he did not believe when he was involved in all this that he was breaking the law. as you can imagine, the case has generated banner headlines here this morning. it is, after all, a sordid tale of deception and betrayal. even if most of the facts in the indictment prove true, there were is a controversy about whether this all adds up to a federal crime. >> here he comes. >> reporter: with his daughter kate by his side, john edwards took responsibility for doing wrong. but not for breaking the law. >> i take full responsibility for having done wrong. and i will regret for the rest of my life the pain and the harm that i've caused to others. but i did not break the law and i never, ever thought i was breaking the law. >> reporter: at issue, almost a million dollars provided by two wealthy donors. now 100-year-old heiress rach
that edwards and his parents have a close relationship with quinn and see her quite often. >> nbc's lisa myers. lisa, thank you. appreciate it. >>> we'll be back with much more. stay with me. ♪ ♪ that's the way, uh-huh, uh-huh ♪ ♪ i like it, uh-huh, uh-huh ♪ that's the way, uh-huh, uh-huh ♪ ♪ i like it [ male announcer ] introducing mio -- a revolutionary liquid water enhancer. add a little. add a lot. ♪ for a drink that's just the way you like it. ♪ i like it, uh-huh, uh-huh ♪ that's the way, uh-huh, uh-huh ♪ [ male announcer ] make it yours. make it mio. ♪ [ male announcer ] make it yours. make it mio. or creates another laptop bag or hires another employee, it's not just good for business -- it's good for the entire community. at bank of america, we know the impact that local businesses have on communities, so we're helping them with advice from local business experts and extending $18 billion in credit last year. that's how we're helping set opportunity in motion. >>> now time for the flip side, a look behind the headlines. german health officials haven't found any
, if he's able to maintain his law license, do some public interest law down the loo. >> nbc's lisa myers. good to see you. thank you. >>> in new jersey what's being described as the ghastly death of an 11-year-old girl who fell from a ferris wheel. witnesses say the girl was seen leaning over the side of that gondola while it was moving. horrified onlookers are trying to understand how this happened. we have more from wildwood, new jersey. rosemary? >> reporter: alex, at this point, that's what police are trying to figure out. they are reaching tout people who may have seen the girl fall. alex, this is such a popular amusement park here on the boardwalk. many people from the philadelphia area come down the shore. i've ridden on this very ferris wheel. this story touches so many people. while police continue to investigate exactly what happened, those who knew the victim are simply stunned. >> going to be a very difficult time. she was well liked, well loved. everybody knew her. >> hours after her death, friends posted this facebook picture of 11-year-old jones who police say fell nearly
child. lisa myers, who has been on this story throughout, joining me now. what can you tell us? were we know that he has been indicted on charges having to do with covering up his affair. we do not have -- we have not been able to see the particulars yet. the clerk's office hear in raleigh does not have the paper. we understand though that the charges have to do with some, $1 million provided by wealthy supporters, which kept his then mistress, rielle hunter, in hiding, while he was running for president even though the money did not go to edwards campaign, the prosecution argued it was tantamount to an illegal contribution. edwards' lawyer say that's huey, that this was a gift from friends and meant to hide the affair from elizabeth. but that's basically where the matter stands and we have again not seen the particulars of the indictment yet. >> there have been speculation and we saw one of the lawyers arriving last night, that there might be a plea deal in the works. obviously, john edwards has two young children still. from his late wife and the daughter from rielle hunter. is there
against john edwards? >> not a strong one. i don't get it. >> nbc's lisa myers has the latest on those charges. first to bill cairn for a check on the forecast. >> i'm here to serve mika and joe first. this tells the story for the midatlantic and new england, too. you see temperatures in new york starting near 80 today. by the middle of the week we're going to peak. temperatures will be very hot, around 97 by thursday. everyone enjoy today from boston to d.c., a gorgeous day. but the middle of the country, that's where the summer heat wave continues. the middle of the nation, the heat builds to the east. today, 96 in kansas city. 98 in dallas. same areas that were hot this weekend will be hot again today. you're watching "morning knjoe" brewed by starbucks. a vacation on a budget with expedia. make it work. booking a flight by itself is an uh-oh. see if we can "stitch" together a better deal. that's a hint, antoine. ooh! see what anandra did? booking your flight and hotel at the same time gets you prices hotels and airlines won't let expedia show separately. book it. major wow factor!
with a mistress with which he had a child. lisa myers has more on the federal indictment against him. >> her he comes. >> reporter: with his daughter, kate, by his side, john edwards took responsibility for doing wrong, but not for breaking the law. >> i take full responsibility for having done wrong, and i will will refwrgret for the resf my life the pain and the harm that i've caused to others. but i did not break the law and i never, ever thought i was breaking the law. >> reporter: at issue, almost $1 million provided by two wealthy donors. now 100-year-old heiress rachael bunny. he's accused of hiding the money. the six-count indictment alleges the payments constituted unlawful campaign contributions and accuses edwards of soliciting and covering them up, saying he knew that if the affair became public, it would undermine his image as a family man and destroy his candidacy. as proof the money was intended to help the campaign, prosecutors cite a note from mellen, written after an uproar over edwards' $400 hair cuts. "from now on," she writes, "all haircuts that are necessary and important
relationship with a mistress with whom he had a child. here's nbc's lisa myers with more. >> here he comes. >> reporter: with his daughter, kate, by his side, john edwards wrong, but not for breaking the law. >> i take full responsibility for having done wrong. and i will regret for the rest of my life the pain and the harm that i've caused to others. but i did not break the law and i never, ever thought i was breaking the law. >> reporter: at issue, almost $1 million provided by two wealthy donors. now 100-year-old hairess, rachael bunny mellen, and edward's campaign finance chair, fred barron. according to the government, the money was used to hide edwards' mistress, rielle hunter, and later their child while he ran for president. >> he knew if the scandal became public, it would ruin his image as a family man. prosecutors site a note from mellen, written after an uproar over edwards' $400 hair cuts. "from now on," she writes, "for all haircuts that are necessary, please send the bill to me." >> no one has ever been charged, either civilly or criminally with the claims that have been bro
? nbc's senior investigative correspondent, lisa myers, has the latest. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: good morning. usually when a disgraced politician gets indicted, there is widespread applause. but not this time. even some who find edwards' behavior despicable question the strength of this case. john edwards' former mistress, p rielle hunter has made no public comment about the indictment. this weekend she was all smiles, posing with the little girl she shares with edwards, 3-year-old frances quinn. these photos obtained by nbc news, a striking contrast to this one, as edwards prepared to face the media throng after being charged with six felonies. >> i did not break the law. >> reporter: edwards spent the weekend out of sight at his estate, focused, a spokesman said, on getting daughter emma claire ready for camp. a friend of late wife elizabeth told nbc that despite john's betrayal, no one wanted him to face criminal charges. they worry about the couple's young children, jack and emma claire. local reaction is less forgiving. >> i have no trust in someone that continually lies.
to lisa myers. lisa? >> reporter: meredith, this is shaking up as a very bad day for john edwards. we just have word that he has, in fact, been indicted on criminal charges having to do with the cover-up of his affair with rielle hunter. >> i'm not making any comment. >> reporter: a key member of john edwards' legal team arrived in raleigh thursday night, a lawyer experienced in political scandal. greg craig previously represented president clinton in his fight against impeachment. >> i do. >> reporter: like the impeachment, the criminal investigation of john edwards is steeped in deception, scandal, and betrayal. >> this is ridiculous. i have been in love with the same woman for 30 plus years. >> reporter: at issue, more than a million dollars provided by donors to keep edwards' pregnant mistress, rielle hunter, in hiding while he was running for president. rachel "bunny" melon, the heiress and edwards supporter, provided $700,000 in checks sent through her decorator. one was in a box of chocolates. she said she was helping edwards with a personal problem but had no idea what it was. edwa
edwards could be indicted for allegedly using campaign contributions to hide an affair. lisa myers has been following the case. she's in raleigh, north carolina, with the latest. hi, lisa. >> reporter: good morning, matt. this is shaping up as after pivotal day for john edwards. sources close to the case say he's rejected the latest plea agreement and will be indicted later today on criminal charges having to do with covering up his affair. >> i'm not making any comment. >> reporter: a key member of edwards' legal team arrived in raleigh thursday night. a lawyer experienced in political scandal. greg craig previously represented president clinton in his fight against impeachment. >> i do. >> reporter: like the impeachment is a dpa the criminal investigation of john edwards is steeped in deception, scandal and betrayal. >> this is ridiculous. i have been in love with the same woman for 30 plus years. >> reporter: at issue, more than a million dollars provided by donors to keep edwards' pregnant mistress, rielle hunter, in hiding while he was running for president. rachel "bunny" melon t
are expected in court a day after this mug shot of edwards was released. lisa myers has the latest on the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. today lawyers for john edwards are asking a north carolina judge to delay further questioning of him in the legal tug of war over who owns the infamous sex tape of edwards with rielle hunter. as the mug shot underscores, edwards now has to worry about far more serious criminal proceedings. it looks more like a pub lis the ti photo than a mug shot. the disgraced former presidential candidate smiling broadly after he was booked, fingerprinted and charged with six felonies. >> it's one of the best-looking mug shots i have seen. >> reporter: some might see the mug shot as arrogant. others see it as evidence of his likability and potential to connect with jurors. >> if i were the prosecutors i would look at the mug shot and think carefully about what kind of case they have. >> reporter: because of the criminal case, edwards is trying to delay more embarrassing questions in the civil case in which rielle hunter and edwards former aid andrew young ar
gets a special honor right here in our area. >> first, lisa baden has a check of your wednesday morning commute. >> we are trying to keep america safe in fort myers, virginia. good morning, washington. >>> i hope you have a good start your wednesday morning. a few scattered showers are outside mainly to the north of the district across montgomery and frederick county which are fizzling out. the temperature is 74 degrees at reagan national. satellite and radar shows widespread showers across the potomac highlands and the shenandoah valley. these showers will continue to move east. we have another cluster that has popped up to the west of leesburg and north of a market. it is not expected to be severe but grab your umbrella. 87-92 for daytime highs and tonight warm and humid and a few scattered showers and temperatures in the 60's and another hot and humid day tomorrow with a better chance for severe weather. let's get an update on the rush- hour with lisa baden. >>> some traffic signals are out of sync in montgomery county but they are getting things back on line very quickly. you will n
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